DIY Einkorn bread

You will find Einkorn products since about 2 years in the product realm of Young Living: there is Einkorn flour, Einkorn Pancake mix, Einkorn Spaghettis and Rotinis....

Einkorn is Triticum monococcum, it's called petit épautre in french and is one of the oldest domesticated wheats. It has 14 chromosoms and is quite compatible for those who are gluten intolerant.

In France it has always been cultivated together with Lavender as a rotation crop. That way it has always been around, but is gaining in popularity quite fast nowadays. You can easily get it in any biostore here in France.

 Einkorn

Einkorn

Einkorn Bread

This is a really easy recipe to make your own Einkorn bread - so no excuses :)

Preheat the oven to 250°C / 475°F.

Mix 500g / about 3.5.-4 cups of Einkornflour with 1 pack (8g / a bit less than 1 tblsp) of dry yeast, a bit of salt, a handful or two of seeds and/ or nuts of your choice - linseed, hempseed, sunflowerseed,...

Add about 0.5.liter / about 2 cups of lukewarm water and kneet until everything is well combined.

Put into a breadbaking form and cut a fine line in the middle of the bread with a wet knife to make sure it rises and "breaks" in the middle.

Reduce the oven to about 200°C / a bit less than 400°F and bake for about 45 minutes.

Et voilà -  bon appétit!

 mmmmh, smells soooo good!!!

mmmmh, smells soooo good!!!

Growing Einkorn is quite easy and is done from September till it is harvested the following August.

In the South of France en Provence, Young Living is growing Einkorn and is even running their own Einkorn mill that you can visit when you join the Young Living Lavender Harvest that takes place each July. It is beautiful and so worth it !!!

Enjoy!

 Nicolas landel & Captain Nitro at the Einkornmill

Nicolas landel & Captain Nitro at the Einkornmill